Aprilia Rs250

From a simple respray to a full blown rebuild or restoration, post some pics in here so we can all admire your work.

Aprilia Rs250

Postby rocket » 14 Jun 2016, 21:05

I have been after either an Rs250 or Rgv250 for a while but with the prices so hi i have been put off making the purchase. Until I got told by a friend he Knew of a Rs250 but it has been stored at the bottom of a garden for 10 years. ;(. About 6 months later the bike had been moved from the garden in Woking to a garage in Sheffield. i went to see it and it was pretty ruff worse than I expected. I thought long and hard as he wanted top of what i was willing to pay for it and there was no haggling. It was a bit of a gamble as i had no idea what condition the engine was in there pretty easy to rebuild but can get expensive.I could not resit the temptation so bought it.
I picked it up today and took it down to a friends garage as i have no room at home and started stripping the bike down.

Image

Image

Image

I have most of it stripped i have taken the engine out and took the barrel off the lower cylinder and It looks good very little play on the crank and the barrel piston and power valve look in good condition. Great news ill split it all down but looks like just a top end rebuild and some gaskets.
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
User avatar
rocket
 
Posts: 2453
Joined: 21 May 2014, 20:12
Has thanked: 639 times
Been thanked: 751 times
Your Bike: zx10rrrrrrr

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby Kwacky » 14 Jun 2016, 21:47

Nice buy (y)

You sticking with the original colours or going for a race rep?
User avatar
Kwacky
 
Posts: 26545
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:52
Location: Brum
Has thanked: 2013 times
Been thanked: 4634 times
Your Bike: Versys 650 GT

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby DaytonAndy » 14 Jun 2016, 22:01

I've been looking forward to this thread! Got a soft spot for little Aprilias, the first bike I ever rode was a RS125. What are your plans for it?
DaytonAndy
 
Posts: 1374
Joined: 07 Apr 2014, 16:38
Has thanked: 273 times
Been thanked: 385 times
Your Bike: Daytona 675R

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby rocket » 14 Jun 2016, 22:20

Strip the engine and hopefully just a top end rebuild.
Chassis strip down bearings replaced. Powder coat anything that needs it. Shock and forks reworked.
Loads to do.
Colour wise It will be an original colour
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
User avatar
rocket
 
Posts: 2453
Joined: 21 May 2014, 20:12
Has thanked: 639 times
Been thanked: 751 times
Your Bike: zx10rrrrrrr

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby Itchy » 14 Jun 2016, 22:20

Kwacky wrote:Nice buy (y)

You sticking with the original colours or going for a race rep?


He's got to be going for a Rocket special to match his leathers!
User avatar
Itchy
 
Posts: 2016
Joined: 12 Mar 2014, 00:17
Location: A galaxy far, far away...
Has thanked: 438 times
Been thanked: 644 times
Your Bike: Kawasaki Z1000

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby Blade » 15 Jun 2016, 12:16

Awesome Project Rocket and look forward to reading and hearing all about it (y)
User avatar
Blade
 
Posts: 14373
Joined: 14 Mar 2014, 18:43
Location: North West
Has thanked: 1995 times
Been thanked: 2649 times
Your Bike: Kawasaki ZX10R

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby rocket » 15 Jun 2016, 18:00

So after 2 days its pretty much stripped. To say its been left in a garden for a long time its stripped ok only a hand full of bolts were trouble some.

a few bolts left

Image
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
User avatar
rocket
 
Posts: 2453
Joined: 21 May 2014, 20:12
Has thanked: 639 times
Been thanked: 751 times
Your Bike: zx10rrrrrrr

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby Blade » 15 Jun 2016, 19:01

This is going to be a proper weapon by the time you have finished 8)
User avatar
Blade
 
Posts: 14373
Joined: 14 Mar 2014, 18:43
Location: North West
Has thanked: 1995 times
Been thanked: 2649 times
Your Bike: Kawasaki ZX10R

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby rocket » 16 Jun 2016, 19:42

Today i sorted through the parts i had stripped off. Stuff that needed was work put to one side and I made a pile for the powder coaters.

I took the carbs off the engine. Pulled the second barrel off and checked its condition which was good. I then took the clutch cover off and loads of lovely oil came out in great condition amazed that this engine has been stood for so long and the motor is in the condition its in. I would also say its had a top end rebuild not long before its been stored. (inlove)

Image

Image

Image

Image
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
User avatar
rocket
 
Posts: 2453
Joined: 21 May 2014, 20:12
Has thanked: 639 times
Been thanked: 751 times
Your Bike: zx10rrrrrrr

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby Perkles » 17 Jun 2016, 10:59

awesome
User avatar
Perkles
 
Posts: 4146
Joined: 11 Mar 2014, 21:51
Location: birminghamshire
Has thanked: 1212 times
Been thanked: 682 times
Your Bike:

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby Blade » 17 Jun 2016, 12:11

That engine looks brand new inside.

To you plan to shot blast and re coat the outside of the engine ?
User avatar
Blade
 
Posts: 14373
Joined: 14 Mar 2014, 18:43
Location: North West
Has thanked: 1995 times
Been thanked: 2649 times
Your Bike: Kawasaki ZX10R

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby rocket » 17 Jun 2016, 17:40

Ill clean it up but not risking shot blasting. I'm not even going to pull the casing apart (which was the original plan) the oil that came out was very clean i expected water in it. i have pulled motors apart that have been stood 3 months and they have looked in poorer condition. So i would just be wasting time and money on splitting the casings also there more chance of getting things in there that shouldn't.

I am just finalising my first purchase for it and its a BAD one but i don't think i would get the opportunity again so I'm having them.
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
User avatar
rocket
 
Posts: 2453
Joined: 21 May 2014, 20:12
Has thanked: 639 times
Been thanked: 751 times
Your Bike: zx10rrrrrrr

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby Blade » 17 Jun 2016, 19:49

Cans ?
User avatar
Blade
 
Posts: 14373
Joined: 14 Mar 2014, 18:43
Location: North West
Has thanked: 1995 times
Been thanked: 2649 times
Your Bike: Kawasaki ZX10R

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby rocket » 17 Jun 2016, 20:04

Blade wrote:Cans ?

Nope .... think CARBON
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
User avatar
rocket
 
Posts: 2453
Joined: 21 May 2014, 20:12
Has thanked: 639 times
Been thanked: 751 times
Your Bike: zx10rrrrrrr

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby Blade » 17 Jun 2016, 20:27

Fairings or Tank or both (happy)
User avatar
Blade
 
Posts: 14373
Joined: 14 Mar 2014, 18:43
Location: North West
Has thanked: 1995 times
Been thanked: 2649 times
Your Bike: Kawasaki ZX10R

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby Jack » 19 Jun 2016, 21:45

you need to get in touch with Mark Dent of Performance fabrications , he's not cheap but he is an artist when it comes to 2 stroke pipes , he does lots of other bits and bobs too - https://www.facebook.com/mark.dent.77?fref=ts

Image
custom titanium pipes on an RS500
User avatar
Jack
 
Posts: 1473
Joined: 11 Mar 2014, 21:49
Has thanked: 601 times
Been thanked: 623 times
Your Bike: Triumph Daytona 600

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby Kwacky » 19 Jun 2016, 21:57

Oh my

/Touches self
User avatar
Kwacky
 
Posts: 26545
Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 21:52
Location: Brum
Has thanked: 2013 times
Been thanked: 4634 times
Your Bike: Versys 650 GT

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby rocket » 19 Jun 2016, 22:52

Jack wrote:you need to get in touch with Mark Dent of Performance fabrications , he's not cheap but he is an artist when it comes to 2 stroke pipes , he does lots of other bits and bobs too - https://www.facebook.com/mark.dent.77?fref=ts
custom titanium pipes on an RS500

Looked at his site already but seems to do more with the rg500's ill still message him.
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
User avatar
rocket
 
Posts: 2453
Joined: 21 May 2014, 20:12
Has thanked: 639 times
Been thanked: 751 times
Your Bike: zx10rrrrrrr

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby StMarks » 19 Jun 2016, 23:03

I have to say Rocket, those pictures make it look like it's in pretty amazing condition. Nothing like the "10 years in a garden" look that I was expecting.
My "mint, never seen rain" one is virtually identical.
Do you have the lower fairings.?
User avatar
StMarks
 
Posts: 2577
Joined: 17 Mar 2014, 21:55
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
Has thanked: 374 times
Been thanked: 653 times
Your Bike: Daytona 675 graphite

Re: Aprilia Rs250

Postby markrsvr15 » 20 Jun 2016, 07:44

Love it always wanted one my self great buy
markrsvr15
 
Posts: 153
Joined: 06 Apr 2016, 19:46
Location: east Yorkshire
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 25 times
Your Bike: aprilia rsvr

Next

Return to Projects

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest